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'Roadside trash in India 1,000 times more toxic to nearby humans than ambient air'

'Roadside trash in India 1,000 times more toxic to nearby humans than ambient air'

Of the nearly two billion tonnes of garbage produced worldwide each year, nearly half of it is burned for disposal, according to some estimates.

Passive smoking more toxic for children

The high level of toxicity in the smoke that comes from the end of a burning cigarette -- side stream smoke -- is a major component in passive smoking that damages the children's blood vessels, the study said.

Priyanka teams with Jodie Foster to reinvent song

Priyanka teams with Jodie Foster to reinvent song

Indian actress-singer Priyanka Chopra and Hollywood star Jodie Foster have reinvented American singer Britney Spears's 2004 hit "Toxic".

Beware! Herbal remedies don't guarantee safety as thought

 Researchers have warned that there is no guarantee of long-term use of herbal remedies safety as many herbs may contain toxic or carcinogenic substances.

Now, an implant to ward off Alzheimer's

A team of scientists has developed an implantable capsule that offers new hope in the quest to prevent Alzheimer's disease.

`Toxic` e-cigarette boosts superbugs, weakens immune system

The debate over the safety of e-cigarettes has taken another turn after a new study has revealed that vaping boosts superbugs and dampens the immune system.

Solution for Union Carbide waste under consideration: Javadekar

The central government is considering ways to dispose of toxic waste lying at the defunct Union Carbide pesticide factory in Bhopal, union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday.

Is Russia using white phosphorus on civilian areas in Syria?

Russian airstrikes are reportedly using deadly white phosphorus on civilian areas in Syria.

Nitish, Lalu has toxic relations with Muslims, Dalits: Pappu Yadav

Jan Kranti Adhikar Morcha (JKAM) leader Pappu Yadav on Sunday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav have toxic relations with the Muslims and Dalits of the state.

New sensor spots minute quantities of atmospheric mercury

Researchers have developed a new sensor to detect minute levels of mercury in the atmosphere in just 10 seconds.

Toxic liquor kills 24 in Pakistan

 At least 24 people have died and 12 others are battling for their lives after consuming toxic country-made liquor on Eid festival in Pakistan's financial capital.

Scores killed in Kenya by toxic homebrew alcohol

At least 80 people have died in Kenya and dozens more have been blinded or fallen ill after drinking a toxic homebrew thought to have been laced with industrial chemicals, officials said today.

Britney Spears reveals desire to act again

Britney Spears has revealed that she wants to act again.

Britney Spears keen to get married and have twins

Britney Spears has confessed that she would like to get married again and have more children, possibly twins.

`Dominatrix` Britney Spears gets kinky in racy new video

Britney Spears has released the video of her latest single `Work Bitch`, where she can be seen donning the role of a dominatrix and whipping her personal army of "slaves".

Britney Spears denies lip-synching rumours

Britney Spears has hit back at her lip syncing rumours, insisting that she is undergoing "grueling" vocal training for her upcoming Vegas `Britney: Piece of Me` show.

Breast cancer drug toxic to brain cells and central nervous system

Researchers have revealed that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen is toxic to cells of the brain and central nervous system, and produces mental fogginess similar to "chemo brain."

Toxic water level rises at new site near Fukushima nuclear -1 reactor

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has found raised levels of radioactive tritium in groundwater sample collected from a newly built observation well by the Pacific Ocean near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

Jessica Alba likes eco-friendly house

Jessica Alba prefers using toxic free paint and furniture for her house.

PIP breast implants pose no significant long-term health risk for women

The gel materials used in PIP breast implant are not toxic or carciogenic and do not present a long-term health risk to women.